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okay on a whim the other day I stopped at a matress store to test out a tempupedic, the foamy bed.... it was soooo soooo sooo very comfortable <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sleeping.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sleeping"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sleeping.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sleeping"> It's all I have been thinking about these last few days. i need a ground check, what is this stuff made out of and how bad would it be to bring something like that into our home, a home that I'm on the path to make green and as un-chemically as possible.<br><br>
does anyone sleep on one of these miracle matresses and what's your take on them? are they really worth the price? do they last? will it still feel comfortable after a week of sleeping on it or is it the new feel that I really enjoyed?<br><br>
is the exposure your getting to the ickies worth the comfort? does it really have ickies in it, how would you find out. (by ickies I mean chemicals, something that will posibly make you start glowing in the dark after a while <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)
 

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We have one. Yes, they are very, very comfortable (I can't deny that part!). But the offgassing made me really sick and I almost immediately regretted the purchase. It passed within a couple of weeks and we are fine with it now, but honestly? If you are spending that kind of money, go ahead and research/invest in an organic cotton/latex and/or wool mattress. The natural latex ones are similar and I wish that is what we had bought. Any future purchases we make will be of that variety!
 

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I have also heard that they have a ton of chemicals in them. I would go with a latex and wool. I have a really nice one from vivitique but my mom just got an awesome one that is even more comfortable then mine from this web site <a href="http://www.thenaturalbedstore.com/" target="_blank">http://www.thenaturalbedstore.com/</a><br>
I was a little worried since you can't try them out first but you do get 30 days to return it. It is by far more comfortable then any of the ones my dh and I tried out when shopping around for one 2 years ago. Good luck hope you find one that you love.
 

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another vote for latex and wool. we're gonna get one from savvyrest one fine day!
 

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We've had a Tempurpedic for 3 years and while I love it (it helped my back problems immensely), it seems to be losing some of its shape.<br>
Granted, we're not small people, but I'd think it'd hold up better after only 3 years. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
It's also very warm, which works for us because we keep the temp down at night. but I get really overheated some nights which wakes me.<br><br>
I didn't notice any 'ickies' when we first bought it.
 

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Costco has thick foam mattress and thinner ones to put on top. I opted for the cheaper version. It is very comfortable, and yet less than $150. Plus, I've read that dust mites and the such can't live in the foam.
 

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As a PP said temperpedic mattresses 'are hot'. They work by responding to the heat in your body and they won't breathe. They are not natural and MANY people have issues with the off-gassing/fumes etc.-. These problems do go away but it can be unpleasant for quite awhile.(This is why you don't notice the smells in the store.)<br><br>
Latex mattress offer similiar support. They are natural and do not have the off-gassing/fume problems. They also breathe and are much cooler than other foam mattresses. I believe they are resistant to mites.<br><br>
So another vote for checking out latex before you buy!
 

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I love my Tempur-Pedic. I didn't notice any off-gassing and I am extremely sensitive to chemicals. Frankly, I had much more of a problem with my Gaiam yoga mat <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: But, I would definitely look into one of the more natural models next time.
 
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